German Presidency of G7 (2022)

Support to improve the effectiveness of development assistance in 'green jobs and skills'

ILO and OECD support G7 countries in tracking and measuring global commitment towards increasing ODA for green jobs and skills

Web page | 03 March 2023

On 28 June 2022, the G7 leaders committed to increase the share of official development assistance programmes aimed at skills and employment promotion which are directed specifically towards green sectors or greening of traditional sectors by 2025.

G7 requested the ILO and the OECD to support the process of tracking this commitment and subsequently two initiatives were developed :
  1. A tracking mechanism for G7 Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitments on ‘green jobs and skills’: this approach would rely on the use of  ODA statistics, compiled via the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Creditor Reporting System (CRS).
  2. A monitoring and evaluation system: a harmonized M&E system for reporting on the impact on green jobs and skills country level programmes. The M&E system would distinguish both technical and financial cooperation intervention models.
The ILO is implementing this project of designing and piloting the monitoring and tracking approaches, with support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with GIZ. The project involves three pilot countries, a new ODA statistical method and a series of knowledge sharing workshops to discuss policies related to green jobs and skills with international expert stakeholders from the G7 and beyond.
G7 commitment
“By 2025, we will increase the share of our ODA on employment and skills promotion programmes that is directed specifically towards green sectors and greening traditional sectors”

“We further welcome the initiative of developing […] a harmonized, lean approach for the monitoring and evaluation of our respective programmes’ impacts by 2030”